( so I watched Divergent on the plane.
( stayed under budget for both overseas trips AND have more than enough in my savings to come back to. I am a very relieved little jetsetter rn :) )
For a split second Mark felt his heart stop and the shock and terror likely showed on his face. Was she leaving him? Off to find better things far away from where he was? Surely she wasn’t going to put up with a long distance relationship with him.
His long fingered hands cupped Sabine’s face, eyes sadly roaming her determined expression. “You’re going to Hoenn.” He affirmed, stretching his hands to rub his thumbs over her tense brow. “What does that mean for us?” Would she still want to be with him? There was nothing that could remove her from his heart, but she could very easily remove him from her life.
He’d go with her if she’d let him. There was something nagging at this mind though, something he read on the Holodash that told him it wouldn’t be nearly do hard between Kalos and Hoenn.
Her brows eased as he cupped her face, forcing her to look in his silvery blue eyes. Sabine sucked in a small breath, suddenly aware of how personal the moment was in the middle of the populated park. What did it mean for them? She loved Mark more than anyone. Truly she did. She had invested weeks and months of emotions into their relationship, made morally questionable decisions for his benefit. Never internally agreeing to Pieter’s love for adventure, she often wondered if they would have worked out with their conflicting interests, had she decided differently at the Ski Trip. Now, she was going to do to Mark what made her upturn her lip at Pieter.
"I don’t know," she answered honestly, "I want us to work, but…" Her slender fingers gently snaked around his dark hards, "I need to do this, I—" Voice faltering, Sabine dropped her head and cowered into Mark’s body, holding their hands at their close chests. She wasn’t sure how to explain it in a way he would understand. There were two Pokemon she owed a great debt to and, if her nightmares were true, deserved a proper ceremony. After five long years, the regret and shame of Senna and Zulie continued to haunt her and the only way to cross the proverbial roadblock was to seek closure.
"It’s from my past. It’s something… It’s complicated."
( oops )